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Hoisin-Lime Salmon with Asparagus Couscous


Lime-drizzled broiled salmon gets a sweet-spicy Asian twist from hoisin, a sauce common in Chinese cuisine. Swapping in couscous instead of rice saves time.

  • Servings: 4

Source: The Martha Stewart Show


  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 center-cut salmon fillets (6 ounces each), about 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 1/2 lime, plus several wedges for garnish
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Asparagus Couscous
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat broiler with rack set 4 inches away from heat. In a small bowl, stir together hoisin and honey; set aside.

  2. Spray a baking sheet or broiler pan with cooking spray. Place salmon on sheet, skin-side down. Squeeze juice of half a lime evenly over salmon; season with salt and pepper. Place under broiler, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and drizzle each fillet with 2 teaspoons hoisin mixture. Return to broiler, and cook until glaze is bubbling and salmon is cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Divide couscous evenly among 4 plates. Top each with salmon, and garnish with scallions and lime wedges. Serve immediately.

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  • SweetBeeCottage
    7 JAN, 2013
    This is a family favorite – really tasty and super quick. Definitely make with the hoisin sauce which is easy to find most grocery stores. We always make it with the asparagus couscous too which is also scrumptious.
  • Amitis
    17 NOV, 2008
    I made it with soy sauce instead of the Hoisin sauce and it still came out great. The Asparagus Couscous was very delicious.
  • ddangerfield1
    20 MAY, 2008
    This is a fantastic salmon dish and is extremely easy and fast to make. It will be one of our family favorites from now on. I did not make the asparagus couscous but instead made the summer corn and rice pilaf dish which is also a Martha Stewart recipe.